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to be insolvent by the year 2036, and we funded the trust fund with i.o.u.'s in the form of treasury bonds. the pension guarantee fund, which backs up our private retirement plans for retirees, is projected to be bankrupt by the year 2026, not to mention the cutbacks by private companies, and medicare is projected to be bankrupt, maybe as soon as 1997. and i would like from each of you a specific response as to what you intend to do for retirees relative to these issues. not generalities but specifics, because i think they're very disturbing issues. >> president bush, may we start with you? >> well, the social security -- you're an expert, and i can, i'm sure, learn from you the details of the pension guarantee fund and the social security fund. the social security system was fixed about five years and i think it's projected out to be sound beyond that. so at least we have time to work with it. but on all these things, a sound economy is the only way to get it going. growth in the economy is going to add to these -- add to the overall prosperity and wealth. i can't give you a specific answ
, d.c. for the u.s. congress or the united states senate. get a variety of choices to make in their lives. and that's what we ought to do for all people in america. >> yes, sir, sorry. >> follow-up? >> trying to find my light. >> not right now. education. these folks submitted 18 questions on education, and the first one is that will be asked on education will go to you, governor, and asked by angie pettig. angie pettig, where are you? there she is, governor, right there. >> i've heard a lot about education and the need to hold teachers and schools accountable, and i certainly agree with that. buas an individual with an educational background, and also a parent, i have seen a lot of instances where the parents are unresponsive to the teachers or flat out uninvolved in their child's education. how do you intend to not only hold the teachers and schools accountable but also hold parents accountable? >> well, you know, it's hard to make people love one another. i wish i knew the law because i would darn sure sign it. i wish i knew the law that said l of us would be good parent
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